Erich Honecker

A piece of the Berlin Wall at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany in this 2009 AP Photo.

Part of Berlin Wall removed in pre-dawn operation

BERLIN (AP) — For nearly 30 years, the Berlin Wall was the hated symbol of the division of Europe. On Wednesday, it took hundreds of police to guarantee the safe removal of 15 feet (less than 5 meters) of what’s left of the wall.

03/27/2013